Dish with rocks, flowers, and birds

Japanese, for European market

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201

The dense Imari-style patterns on this dish embed numerous reworkings of traditional bird-and-flower motifs drawn from Asian textile and painting traditions. These frame a more conventional arrangement of bird, rock, and tree at water's edge that is Chinese inspired.

Dish with rocks, flowers, and birds, Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamels under transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Imari type), Japanese, for European market

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